Dr. Rand Paul to Introduce Legislation to Repeal DC Vaccine Mandates for Consumers and Students

January 14, 2022
 Contact: Press_Paul@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator and physician Rand Paul (R-KY) announced he will be introducing legislation next week to overturn the COVID-19 vaccination requirements on consumers and students imposed by the District of Columbia. Dr. Paul’s bill, the Restore Parental and Consumer Medical Rights in the Nation’s Capital Act will repeal the mandate requiring a vaccine to enter any indoor food and drink establishments, indoor cultural and entertainment establishments, indoor exercise and recreational facilities, indoor event and meeting establishments, and any other indoor establishment designated by the Director of the DC Department of Health in the District as well as the D.C. student vaccine mandate.

“Enacting a vaccine mandate that infringes upon the right of parents to make medical decisions for their children and the personal liberties of consumers, in the capital of what is supposed to be the freest country in the world, doesn’t sound like freedom at all,” said Dr. Paul. “My legislation would stop these ridiculous, unscientific mandates and restore individual and parental rights in the District.”

His legislation specifically repeals the following:

  1. Order 2021-148 issued by the Mayor of the District of Columbia on December 22, 2021.
  2. The Coronavirus Immunization of School Students and Early Childhood Workers Amendment Act of 2021 (D.C. Act 24-285), enacted by the District of Columbia Council on January 12, 2022.

Cosponsors will be announced next week when the legislation is officially introduced.

You can read a copy of the Restore Parental and Consumer Medical Rights in the Nation’s Capital Act HERE.


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